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Research and scholarly projects can be YOUR PATHWAY to the career you want!

Our curriculum is rigorous, and will set you on the road to becoming a physician. However, everyone’s career goals are different, and each will need additional skills to get there. The College of Medicine has faculty on each of its campuses who conduct cutting-edge research and scholarship in basic biomedical science, and in the translation of basic findings into clinical practice and societal health. Look here for tips, links, and contacts to programs, faculty, and information to get started.

Mentor Resources

In addition to providing support to junior faculty members, mentorship includes many benefits to Mentors as well.

Mentor Development

By providing guidance, support, advice, strategic feedback, and other insights to a mentee, the mentor can learn and enhance leadership skills.

Learn more about becoming an effective mentor

UIC Collaboratory

Comprehensive listing of research expertise across the entire health science spectrum, and includes faculty on all campuses.

Facilitating Research Collaborations

With over 2700 profiles, 2000+ grants, and research output nearing 100K, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

View the UICollaboratory Research Profiles

Mentee Resources

Mentoring can help the mentee ensure success in a wide variety of situations, including addressing questions.

Mentee Development

Mentorship can have an important influence on personal development, career guidance, career choice, and research productivity.

Learn more about becoming a successful mentee

Suggested Tools on Conducting Research
Scholarly Activities FAQs

Find Scholarly and Research Opportunities

The University of Illinois College of Medicine supports innovative research across its four campuses. View the opportunities listed below (by regional campus) for specific information regarding openings and contacts. While not exhaustive, these links are a good starting point for students. They are updated with some regularity—keep returning!

Featured Opportunities

  1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP)
    • The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine is accepting applications for the Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship.  There are  5 positions available for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The ideal candidate is one looking to take time off between their 3rd and 4th years of medical school to enhance their exposure to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Past fellows average 8-12 publications from the fellowship.  Details regarding this fellowship can be found here.
  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship
    • The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine is accepting applications for the Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship.  There are  5 positions available for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The ideal candidate is one looking to take time off between their 3rd and 4th years of medical school to enhance their exposure to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Past fellows average 8-12 publications from the fellowship.  Details regarding this fellowship can be found at: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/orthopaedics/education/fellowships/research
  3. UIC Department of Pediatrics Summer Scholars Program
    • The UIC Department of Pediatrics conducts a wide range of research studies, from the community to the clinic to the lab. Whenever possible, we strive to engage students in these projects. The UIC Department of Pediatrics conducts a Summer Scholars Program to enrich the experience of students conducting research in the Department. All students working for faculty in the Department are invited to participate, and all faculty in the Department have the opportunity to participate as mentors. A description of the program is available at https://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/departments/academic-departments/pediatrics/research/education/. The site contains listings of specific summer opportunities as well as links to all research conducted in the department. We also offer some paid internships over the summer. Applications for those are due March 15th. Please see the website for details.

Chicago

Please contact Dr. Randal Dull to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Michelle Bain to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Ms. Sara Heinert to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Memoona Hasnain to learn about opportunities.

Visit the Faculty Directory to learn more about the Department of Family Medicine faculty and their research interests.

Please visit the Department of Medicine Scholarly Activities website to view opportunities.

Please contact Ms. Terenda Jones or Dr. Rita Shapiro to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Ms. Avis Foster to learn about opportunities.

Please visit the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology website to view opportunities.

Please visit the Department of Ophthalmology website or contact Dr. Pooja Bhat to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Ms. Theresa Mora to learn about opportunities.

Please visit the Department of Otolaryngology website or contact Dr. Jeff Yu to learn about opportunities.

Please visit the Department of Pathology website or contact Dr. Fred Behm to learn about opportunities.

Please visit the Department of Pediatrics website to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Olu Ajilore to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Ron Gaba to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Amelia Bartholomew to learn about opportunities.

Please contact Ms. Kristin Anderson to learn about opportunities.

Peoria

Peoria

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Research Highlights

View the Medical Students Scholarly and Research Projects (6.7 MB; PDF) for contact and general information.

Students may also consult Dr. Bento De Mello Soares, the Associate Dean for Research on the Peoria campus, directly.

Rockford

Rockford

View research opportunities for students.

Visit the Office of Research in Rockford for information regarding their services to connect students to research faculty.

Students may also consult Dr. Sherry Falsetti, the Associate Dean for Research on the Rockford campus, directly.

Urbana

Urbana

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Research Highlights

View clinical research opportunities for students.

Additional research opportunities can also be found through the Residency programs.

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